In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Compulsive early music fanatics might be disconcerted by the variety of composition and performance styles.
- He nodded, somewhat disconcerted by his mother's sudden generosity, and jogged up the stairs.
- Edie hesitated, and shook her head, being too disconcerted to say anything.
- Suddenly they stop, disconcerted by the noise of disturbed leaves.
- Do not be disconcerted if your insurer appoints a loss adjuster.
- Aren't you worried some of your early fans might get disconcerted by this?
- Slightly disconcerted by the lack of clues from the stranger as to what his ailments are, I look around.
- His tone seemed to genuinely disconcert some of the protesters.
- Except the one night before my marriage, I'd never stayed in a hotel, and I was disconcerted when Pete leapt out of bed at 7am to get to his ship by eight.
- People are disconcerted, even frightened by that kind of lack of personal control.
- I've been disconcerted at my inability to come to a conclusion of my own on any of this - a minor sorrow right now, I know.
- I've always been disconcerted as to why cities fall all over themselves trying to win the burden of the Olympics.
- Whatever was flashing through the visibly disconcerted president's mind, he could not come up with a direct answer.
- In fact, they used the front door so infrequently that when they did, their mothers were disconcerted.
- Nevertheless they gave a good account of themselves for 40 minutes and disconcerted the visitors by their upbeat attitude.
- The young American bemoaned the wet and cold of the Pennines, disconcerted by their bleakness that inspired the Brontes more than a century before.
- If this were to be over within 50 years I think people would be disconcerted.
- Finally they all swooshed to a halt and we clapped heartily, while feeling a bit disconcerted by the whole thing.
- Evelyn was momentarily disconcerted by his response, until she saw his eyes focussing on her neck.
- No level of incompetence or failure would either exasperate or disconcert him.
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